China, US Say To Work To Avoid Sea Confrontations

From AP:

Top U.S. and Chinese military officials said Wednesday the countries will work together to avoid confrontations at sea that have sparked worries of a crisis in overall relations.

The issue was at the center of their first high-level military talks in 18 months after a series of recent naval encounters — including a collision of a Chinese submarine and a U.S. sonar device — that have raised concerns about poor communication between the two sides.

The military officials also discussed , which has threatened war with the U.S. and its allies in response to new U.N. sanctions imposed over its recent nuclear test blast.

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